It is the commitment of the City Government of Quezon City to continuously develop and implement relevant programs that will protect and ensure the access to quality maternal care services which will also enable the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the year 2030. The Seal of Excellence is a program based on maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition (MNCHN) that addresses the risks that remains to threaten the lives of underprivileged Filipino women of reproductive age and their children. This is one among the many public and private initiatives of the city to pursue the local government’s mandate to protect and staunchly advocate for the rights of our constituents to health.
In the launching of the seal of excellence program last April 5, 2016 the Hon. Mayor Hertbert Bautista has this message:
"We want to involve the private sector in the governance side of city government. We are now 3.1 million Filipinos in Quezon City and we need the participation and cooperation of the private sector to address the challenges of the MDG na bumaba yung mortality rate ng nanay na namamatay; ng mga bata na namamatay; na mabawasan yung 30-40% na hanggang ngayon ay nanganganak using the traditional means."
This program aims to put things to account the number of private lying-ins in Quezon City.
- Determine the number of private practitioners that are involved with taking care of the health of mothers and birth of a child
- Identify where they are located and eventually put a particular standard based on the seal of excellence. So that all of the objectives of the city government of Quezon City-identifying the number of health practitioners, identifying the number of clinics regardless of the specialization
- Continuously upgrade our facilities and services to the best interest our citizenry
We started with lying-in clinics but we would like to expand this to other specialized health service.